Cardcaptor Sakura Episode 4 Sub Dub Comparison

Behold! The most adorable thing to nearly destroy Sakura’s house!

Card (s) of the Day:

Wood: Typically a docile card, Wood creates various plants such as trees and vines. However, it can go out of control when under the influence of water cards such as Rain.

Rain: A prankster at heart, Rain causes, well, rain. While typically harmless in its pranks, it does have its moments when it can get completely out of control.

Plot: Sakura is stuck in the house doing chores when she wanted to be out at an amusement park. As she’s cleaning, she finds two cards. The wood card and a card covered in ink. The wood card soon starts going crazy against its gentle nature and starts taking over the house. Can Sakura seal the card before it completely destroys her home?

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They cut out a fairly long scene after Toya brings out the board (God they hate that thing.) After Toya brings out the board, Sakura has a flashback. Her friend Rina had a recital last week and got Toya to take over her chores for her so that she could go. She agreed to do all of the chores on Sunday if he did. Then we cut to another scene where she’s in front of the board. In the dub, they cut straight from Toya bringing out the board to her dad bringing out the laundry.

In the original, right before we see the conversation between Sakura and Tomoyo, we see another shot of the whiteboard. In the dub, they replace the whiteboard with another shot of Sakura’s house. Can we start a charity for that board? It’s so prejudice.

They edit out a front shot of Tomoyo’s backpack and picnic lunch.

Nothing like a nauseating girly pop song to accompany a cleaning montage.

They edit out the Japanese text on the washing machine buttons. Pulling a 4Kids…

Subbed:

 

Dubbed:

Okay, they edit out a scene where I guess Sakura’s lint rolling the rug? That’s not something that’s usually done in America, so I guess they edited it…

Oh, so Kero can have spiral eyes, but Sakura can’t? Real fair…

Dub Sakura: “I’m getting pretty good at this capturing thing!” Yeah, because randomly finding cards strewn about the house while you clean requires a lot of skill as a Cardcaptor. In the original, she just says in a sing-song manner that she needs a wet towel to wash off the card.

Oh great. Another long cut thanks to Yukito existing. After Sakura drops off her father’s envelope, Yukito shows up having just finished playing a game of basketball as a helper for the school team. Sakura explains that Yukito’s not a real team member in any sport, but he is regularly asked to play as a helper because he’s great at a lot of sports. Yukito then asks Sakura if she’d like to have lunch with him at the restaurant that Toya’s working at. Toya explains that Yukito eats about three times as much as he does and they have lunch together. She then basically dances home gushing over Yukito. Nelvana cut out this entire scene and cut straight from Sakura waving goodbye to her dad to her arriving home.

During the scene where Kero and Sakura are going downstairs to investigate the noise, you see Sakura going downstairs crying because she thinks it’s a ghost. They edit out Sakura crying and just show Kero going downstairs.

I love how Sakura has time to get dressed in a costume when her house is about to be ripped up by a tree…

They edit out Kero flying by while eating a sandwich and they edit out Sakura’s derp-ish expression as she’s embarrassed.

Rain’s an adorable card. ❤

Instead of Madison making a stupid joke (“Is there a cleaning card?”) Tomoyo offers her help in cleaning the house and then Kero and Sakura hug her while crying and thanking her.

Next episode, Jump’s debut. Sakura befriends a local toy store owner, but finds that she needs to save her store from the antics of the Jump card.

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